Ad Astra Per Aspera

2019 Summer Exhibition / Maxon Mills / May 18 to Sep 21 / Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
















Roxanne Jackson, Misty (2018)


Raise a toast.

This year’s Summer Benefit honors two of our founding funders, Dick Berry and Tony Zunino. In 2005, they purchased and set about renovating Maxon Mills. Three years later, we held our first Summer Festival in and around the newly renovated mill. In the 11 years since, every festival, every exhibition, every residency, and every weekend in the Art Nest has stemmed from Dick and Tony’s incomparable generosity.

Join us this June as we have a few drinks in their honor, explore our 2019 Summer Exhibition, Ad Astra Per Aspera, win art prizes in our Art Darts raffle, and sample craft beer, cocktails, and food courtesy of Trough Catering.


We’d love to see you here this winter.
Apply now through June 25 for our winter residency program.


Meet the artists.

Once per month, our artists-in-residence open up their studios to the public. This month, come say hello to David Andree, Shiva Aliabadi, Max Colby, Madeline Donahue, Jessika Edgar, Samuel Margevicius, Courtney McClellan, Theo Mullen, Nathan Sinai Rayman, Charles Sommer, and Jack Wood. They'd love to meet you!

Open Studios
Saturday, May 18
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Luther Barn
19 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592

Madeline Donahue,  Daffodils  (2018)

Madeline Donahue, Daffodils (2018)


Time to get spooky.
Submit your project proposal for the Haunted Mill, now through June 14.


Support the arts.

All contributions go directly towards our arts education programs, exhibitions, artist residency, visiting artist lectures, summer festivals, and everything else we’re able to do here at Wassaic Project. 


Art belongs in our schools. And in our communities.

We’re here to support arts education in rural Dutchess County. Whether working with kids in the Art Nest, with teens in local schools, or with adults in workshops and visiting artist lectures, the goal is always the same: create a space where great things can happen.

Art Nest, August 2017 Photo by Verónica González Mayoral

Art Nest, August 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral



Maxon Mills  /  Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday  /  Drop In Anytime  /  All Ages  /  Free










Art Nest, August 2017
Photo by Verónica González Mayoral


It’s about art.
And it’s about community.

We’re of and for Wassaic, not just in it. Our artists-in-residence live right in town. We work out of refurbished historic buildings. And we keep most of our festivals and exhibitions free and open to the public. Wassaic is our home, and that informs everything we do.

This local work is our way of setting a national example for revitalizing rural areas. We believe that by supporting an international community of emerging artists, we support the economic development of our region.


Making it happen.

Meet our co-directors: Eve, Bowie, and Jeff. Since the festival that started it all in 2008, they’ve dedicated themselves — alongside our community, our staff, and our board of directors — to bringing up emerging artists, revitalizing Wassaic and the surrounding region through the arts, and creating a model for other rural communities. They live and raise their families in Wassaic. After hours, you can usually find them hanging out at The Lantern. Come say hello.

Winter Benefit, February 2016

Winter Benefit, February 2016